26 April


US Weather events

US Weather events

1834 185 yrs ago
Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that year. (David Ludlum)
1978 41 yrs ago
An unusually strong occluded front swept out of the Gulf of Alaska and produced the first April thunderstorm of record at Fairbanks. Pea size hail fell northeast of Fairbanks from thunderstorms whose tops were less than 8000 feet. (The Weather Channel)
1984 35 yrs ago
Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of forty-seven tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The tornadoes killed 16 persons and injured 259 others. (Storm Data)
1987 32 yrs ago
Twenty-two cities in the central and western U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 83 degrees at Astoria OR smashed their previous record by 13 degrees. Sacramento CA hit 94 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 31 yrs ago
While Rochester, MN, was blanketed with 13.7 inches of snow, establishing a single storm record for the month of April, Minneapolis MN, just 90 miles away, got only rain. (Storm Data)
1989 30 yrs ago
Thirty-three cities in the central and southeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 91 degrees at Evansville IN and Nashville TN equalled April records. Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Iowa to Kentucky, with more than ninety reports of large hail and damaging winds. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 90 mph at Berwick IA. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 29 yrs ago
Twenty-nine cities from the Carolinas to the Great Lakes Region and western New England reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 80s and lower 90s. Record high temperatures included 95 degrees at Baltimore MD and 92 degrees at Allentown PA. The record high of 89 degrees at Alpena MI was the third out of six straight record highs for that location, and smashed their previous record for the date by ten degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1991 28 yrs ago
Severe thunderstorms in the central U.S. spawned fifty-five tornadoes from northeastern Texas to Iowa and eastern Nebraska killing twenty-one persons. Early evening thunderstorms over south central Kansas spawned a violent (F-5)
2003 16 yrs ago
Twenty inches of snow falls in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Lake Tahoe reports more than 100 inches and Kirkwood south of Tahoe reports 112 inches.?
Source de données: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records

1989 30 yrs ago
The deadliest tornado in world history. Daulatpur-Saturia tornado in Bangladesh, which killed approximately 1300 people.


F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1938 81 yrs ago
Oshkosh, Nebraska 2016 fatalities
A school disintegrated, and two farms were swept away. Dead bodies were carried .25 mi (0.40 km) away.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis
1991 28 yrs ago
Andover, Kansas 2002 fatalities
April 26, 1991 tornado outbreak – Many well-built homes were swept away, leaving bare foundations behind, and grass was scoured from the ground. Extensive wind-rowing of debris occurred, leaving streaks of debris extending away from empty foundations. Trees and small twigs were completely stripped of their bark. Vehicles were thrown up to .75 mi (1.2 km) from where they originated and were mangled beyond recognition.
Official F5/EF5; undisputed
1991 28 yrs ago
Red Rock, Oklahoma 2019 fatalities
April 26, 1991 tornado outbreak – Mobile Doppler radar used by storm chasers indicated wind speeds in the range of the F5 threshold, with winds up to 286 mph (460 km/h). Pavement and ground scouring occurred, and a large oil rig was toppled.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1922-04-26 01.11 UTC 97 yrs ago
Japan (carte) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 6.8MJ
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

1936-04-26 23.59 UTC 83 yrs ago
China (carte) , 25 km deep Magnitude: 6.8 UK

1959-04-26 20.40 UTC 60 yrs ago
Japan (carte) , 126.3 km deep Magnitude: 7.5
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

1986-04-26 07.35 UTC 33 yrs ago
India (carte) , 10.2 km deep Magnitude: 5.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking6
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)6

1990-04-26 09.37 UTC 29 yrs ago
China (carte) , 9.3 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)119
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)126

1990-04-26 09.37 UTC 29 yrs ago
China (carte) , 9.3 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking126
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects126





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